James Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

Nissan’s boost for Brexit Britain

27 October 2016 12:56

Nissan’s announcement that it will build the new Qashqai in Sunderland is a boost to Brexit Britain. If the decision…

Jeremy Corbyn lets Theresa May off the hook again at PMQs

26 October 2016 13:18

Today’s PMQs could have been a tricky affair for Theresa May. Her decision on Heathrow has seen one Tory MP…


The LibDems will make the Richmond Park by-election into a referendum on Brexit

25 October 2016 19:09

Zac Goldsmith has announced this evening that he’ll be standing as an independent in the Richmond Park by-election he has…


Can the Lib Dems profit from Zac Goldsmith’s resignation?

25 October 2016 12:43

The political fallout is now coming from Theresa May’s decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow. Boris Johnson and…


Theresa May’s Brexit plan slowly trickles out

24 October 2016 16:57

A pattern is emerging in the Government’s statements on Brexit to the House of Commons. The initial statement, today by…

Nissan's Car Manufacturing Plant In Sunderland

Brexit relief as government insiders expect Nissan to announce it is building its new car in Sunderland

22 October 2016 11:35

Government insiders expect Nissan to announce that it is building the new Qashqai in Sunderland in the next week or…


Philip Hammond and the gap between No 10 and 11 Downing Street

19 October 2016 18:09

98 days into the Theresa May government and Philip Hammond is the Cabinet Minister under the most scrutiny. The reports…

UKIP Leaders Give Immigration Election Speech

Steven Woolfe’s departure shows how far off becoming a well-run political party Ukip is

17 October 2016 18:47

Steven Woolfe isn’t just dropping out of the Ukip leadership race tonight, he’s quitting the party altogether. He has left…

Will Brexit butcher the banks?

16 October 2016 11:33

The financial crisis defines our age. It helps explain everything from the presidential nomination of Donald Trump to Jeremy Corbyn’s…


Britain shouldn’t stay in the customs union after Brexit

15 October 2016 10:23

A Brexit deal that would end free movement and see UK goods able to access the EU market without tariffs…


Jeremy Corbyn gives Theresa May a tougher time at PMQs

12 October 2016 13:26

PMQs isn’t the total walk over it once was. Jeremy Corbyn has improved, albeit from a low base, and Theresa…

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David Davis, parliamentary poacher turned executive gamekeeper

10 October 2016 18:23

David Davis batted away demands for parliament to be given a vote on the timing of Article 50 or the…


Corbyn leaves Ukip an open goal, and they miss it

8 October 2016 10:31

Jeremy Corbyn is taking Labour ever further away from its traditional working class voters in the north and the midlands.…


Corbyn tightens his grip

7 October 2016 18:59

Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow Cabinet reshuffle is all about strengthening, and demonstrating, his control over the party. Jonathan Ashworth, a Corbyn-sceptic, has…


Jeremy Corbyn’s London-centric shadow cabinet

6 October 2016 17:44

Jeremy Corbyn has sacked the Labour chief whip Rosie Winterton in his shadow cabinet reshuffle. Winterton was attempting to broker…

Conservative Leader Theresa May Addresses Party Conference

Theresa May’s ‘carpe Brexit’ speech

5 October 2016 14:45

Theresa May’s speech was an attempt to seize the moment created by Brexit and Labour’s lurch to the left. She…


The Hammond era will be very different to the Osborne one

3 October 2016 13:25

Philip Hammond is a very different kind of Chancellor than George Osborne. Osborne’s conference speeches ranged across the policy landscape;…


A Boris speech that made you think

2 October 2016 18:07

Boris Johnson’s speeches at Tory conference have normally been dedicated to making the audience laugh. As Mayor of London, he…


Chris Grayling: UK won’t set out its negotiating position when it triggers Article 50

2 October 2016 11:02

So, what will be in the UK’s Article 50 letter? Boris Johnson had previously implied that the document would set…


May’s Brexit offering

1 October 2016 22:47

Theresa May’s biggest conference dilemma was what to say about Brexit. She doesn’t want to trigger Article 50 yet, or…

Conservative Party annual conference 2015

May will have to say more on what Brexit means — and soon

1 October 2016 10:31

Theresa May will receive a rapturous reception from Tory activists tomorrow. She is not just their new leader, but—as I…


Corbyn talks past the country

28 September 2016 16:58

Jeremy Corbyn’s second leader’s speech was much better than his first. One has to beware the soft bigotry of low…


Why there will be no new shadow Cabinet for weeks

25 September 2016 11:11

Normally, a leadership election is followed by the leader appointing a new top team. But that won’t be happening in…


Now Corbyn has triumphed, Labour’s real civil war begins

24 September 2016 14:57

Jeremy Corbyn has never been in a stronger position as Labour leader than he is today. A leadership contest that…

Owen Smith MP Poses For Leadership Campaign Pictures

This Labour leadership contest has represented an intellectual surrender to Corbynism

24 September 2016 9:05

The Labour leadership result isn’t announced until 11.45am today. But whatever the result—and no one seems in much doubt what…